Bloomsbury Summer School (text)

Bloomsbury Summer School

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Fascinated by ancient civilisations?

We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring short courses on Ancient Egypt and other areas of the Ancient World.

Summer School Timetables 2017

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Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

Technologies of Ancient Egyptian Writing

Course Director: Dr Kathryn Piquette with special contributions by Dr Massimilliano Pinarello, Mr Michael Oakey and Mr Paul Antonio

This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course

 

Monday 24 July

10:45 – 11:00
Students assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
The Object World of Egyptian Writing

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

14:00
Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
Writing Materials

16:15 – 17:30
Implements of Inscription

17:30
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for a drink in a local café/bar

 

Tuesday 25 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group A: Handling Objects in the Petrie Museum
Group B: Independent study

11:45 – 13:00
Pigments and Inks

14:15 – 15:30
Case Study: Bone, Ivory and Wooden labels

16:00 – 17:15
Case Study: Clay tablets from Dakhla Oasis and Amarna (Dr. Massimiliano Pinarello)

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (guests welcome)

 

Wednesday 26 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group B: Handling Objects in the Petrie Museum
Group A: Independent study

11:45 – 13:00
Writing and the Body

14:15 – 15:30
Written in Stone? Practical Experiments in Stone Carving Techniques (with stone carver Michael Oakey)

16:00 – 17:15
Egyptian Writing Technologies in the British Museum (gallery talk)

18:00
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in a local restaurant

 

Thursday 27 July

10:00 – 11:15
The Role of Papyrus

11:45 – 13:00
Egyptian Scripts: Style and technique

14:15 – 15:30
Putting Pen to Papyrus: Part I (Hands-on workshop with calligrapher and heraldic artist, Mr Paul Antonio)

16:00 – 17:15
Putting Pen to Papyrus: Part II

 

Friday 28 July

10:00 – 11:15
Finding Ancient Egyptian Writers and Readers

11:45 – 13:00
New Technologies for Revealing Hidden Egyptian Writing

14:15 – 15:30
Digital Imaging Demonstration on Egyptian Texts in the UCL Digitisation Suite

16:00 – 17:15
The Legacy of Ancient Egyptian Writing Technologies

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party